How many times have you made a simple but often embarrassing mistake whilst out fishing with your mates? Best case scenario is that no one notices and you get away with it. Worst case is that it finds its way on to the Codmac site, into the almost fishing legends thread. Here, it will be shared amongst other fishos who no doubt have similar stories of woe.
A local bloke and very keen angler who will be known only as Huleo had recently got into lure fishing. While he had managed to land a few nice cod he had also managed to snag and lose several lures in the process. After some timely advice, he went out and purchased a tackle back and was delighted with its ingenuity when it came to saving lures. How good was this just drop it down, knock the lure off then wind it in? Bloody marvellous.
One thing did puzzle Huleo though, and that was the significance of the small half moon loop on the top of the lure retriever at the opposite end to the chains, surely it had a purpose. Not to worry… five snags, five saves, it was obviously of little importance. Next trip out, first snag of the day and the tackle back was sent on its way down the line. Clunk…. the lure stayed firm. It’s amazing how quickly the penny drops as in that instant the significance of the small half moon loop fell into place. Yep, that’s where the string goes to pull the retriever back if the lure cannot be de-snagged.
Well done on the almost fishing legends play of the day Huleo. You are now in the running for the legends pack that will include a $200 selection of Codmac signature fishing tackle.
Feel free to send in your almost fishing legend yarn and photos if you have them and be in the running for the prize drawn on the 29th Aug 2009.